20 of the Worst PC Setups July 2016 and more
Posted on: 08/03/2016 09:02 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

20 of the Worst PC Setups – July 2016
6-Way 2-Bay NAS Round Up
ASRock DeskMini 110
Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Case Review: Black with MeshFlow Front Panel Version (MCX-B5S1-KWNN-11)
Corsair ML Pro Series Review
EVGA DG-87 Review
Hands-On Samsung's Galaxy Note7 With Revamped Gear VR Headset
Nvidia Titan X Pascal 12GB Review
NVIDIA TITAN X Review: The Pascal Beast Unleashed
PowerColor RED DEVIL RX 480 Review
Roccat Sova Gaming Lapboard Review
SilentiumPC Fortis 3 MCE Review
The NVIDIA TITAN X 12GB Performance Review
Thermaltake Level 10M Advanced Gaming Mouse Review
Windows 10 Anniversary Update hit by installation issues and Cortana woes
Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition Review

20 of the Worst PC Setups – July 2016
I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from July


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

6-Way 2-Bay NAS Round Up
We test the hottest new 2-Bay NAS to compare features and performance. These entry-level products allow you to access your data from around the world and secure your data with redundant disks.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

ASRock DeskMini 110
ASRock has upped the ante with mini-PCs by introducing their latest innovation, the ASRock DeskMini 110. The DeskMini 110 features the new Mini-STX form factor that brings full 65W CPU support into a tiny 5"x5" package. That means you can stuff a 65W Core i7 6700 Skylake-S CPU into the ASRock DeskMini 110. It also features a PCIe Gen3 x4 link for one of its M.2 ports, so you can have ultra-fast storage, too!


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Case Review: Black with MeshFlow Front Panel Version (MCX-B5S1-KWNN-11)
The Canadian model for the MasterBox 5 was released initially several weeks ago (and was previously reviewed here at Modders-Inc) but the US version has finally arrived starting with two options for Americans to choose from: one black version and one white. The Cooler Master MasterBox 5 MCX-B5S1-KWNN-11 (black with MeshFlow Front Panel) comes bundled with a pair of 120mm … Read more.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Corsair ML Pro Series Review
Corsair has finally released their ML series of PWM fans, in 120mm and 140mm. What makes these fans different is their bearings. They use magnetic levitation. In theory, these fans should never wear out. Both sizes have square frames, so they will fit handily on radiators. You can also use them as replacement fans for all in one coolers. Here we shall review Corsair’s new ML Pro series.

Corsair began its life as a seller of memory, more than 20 years ago – and what were you doing in 1994? Unlike so many companies that have changed their names, Corsair packages still come from Corsair Memory. Today, of course, Corsair is now well known for its quality cases, power supplies, coolers, peripherals, SSDs, memory – and oh yes, fans.


Read full article @ Vortez

EVGA DG-87 Review
The PC industry is taking natural steps toward smaller, more efficient hardware, but the transition isn't necessarily good news if you're an enthusiast who laughs in the face of TDPs. If it's all-out performance you're after, you may be a tad disappointed to find that mammoth parts are becoming increasingly rare. Three-slot graphics cards longer than your forearm? CPU coolers the size of a car radiator? Chassis that can house as much power as a Death Star? Such things are these days harder to find, however there are some firms who continue to champion extreme gear.

EVGA is a name synonymous with enthusiast hardware and having established itself as a purveyor of high-end graphics cards, motherboards and power supplies, the manufacturer has recently spread its wings with the introduction of gaming-focussed laptops, peripherals and chassis. Turning its attention to the latter segment, EVGA is now gearing up to launch four full-tower solutions under the DG-8 umbrella.


Read full article @ Hexus

Hands-On Samsung's Galaxy Note7 With Revamped Gear VR Headset
Earlier this morning, Samsung held its latest Unpacked event in New York City where it unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Note7 smartphone. At the event, Samsung also announced U.S. availability for the Gear 360 camera (it arrives August 19th with a price tag of $349) and a revised Gear VR headset that features USB-C connectivity to support the new Galaxy Note7.

We go hands-on at the crowded Hammerstein ballroom at Samsung Unpacked - NYC.


Read full article @ HotHardware

Nvidia Titan X Pascal 12GB Review
Another month, another Pascal-based GPU. This one is bigger and badder than GeForce GTX 1080's GP104, but based on the same DNA. No doubt, a $1200 price tag will limit its adoption to only the wealthiest enthusiasts.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

NVIDIA TITAN X Review: The Pascal Beast Unleashed
NVIDIA dropped a bomb a couple of weeks back and shocked almost everyone in the enthusiast community with the surprise announcement of the new, Pascal-based TITAN X. If you missed our original coverage, the story went something like this: NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang lost a bet, and out of the blue went and gave away a few TITAN X cards at a special AI event that was taking place at Stanford University. That may sound a little far-fetched, but the way this launch shook out, it seems somewhat plausible.

Regardless, as soon as the announcement was posted, we’re sure many of you had two questions in mind – how fast is it? And what’s the deal with the GP102? Thankfully, we can answer both of those questions and more for you today...


Read full article @ HotHardware

PowerColor RED DEVIL RX 480 Review
PowerColor has been in the market of producing graphics cards since 1997 and has always brought innovation and creativity to the table with exciting designs year-in, year-out. Today is no exception; we have in our midst a rather special product.

The DEVIL series has been a permanent and successful fixture for PowerColor, representing the very finest in what a graphics card can offer. For those with a decidedly dark side, the RED DEVIL RX 480 seeks to appease the inner demon – boasting a custom design with triple fan configuration and two-mode factory overclock; providing gamers with a silent choice or outright performance.

Is this the best Radeon RX 480 money can buy? Let’s find out!


Read full article @ Vortez

Roccat Sova Gaming Lapboard Review
The Roccat Sova aims to bridge the gap between desk-and-chair PC gaming and living room play, with a 'lapboard' gaming device that will suit both casual and extreme gamers wanting to play from the comfort of a couch. It's just the right size and is available at two price points with either membrane keys or mechanical key switches.


Read full article @ TechSpot

SilentiumPC Fortis 3 MCE Review
With the Fortis 3 MCE, SilentiumPC shows its latest mid-range CPU cooler. This large single tower cooler ships with one 140 x 140 x 25 millimeter fan and apart from that the design is customizeable. Furhtermore the price is very aggressively chosen, which make us curios to find out how this cooler perfoms.


Read full article @ ocaholic

The NVIDIA TITAN X 12GB Performance Review
The Pascal-based TITAN X has finally arrived, a lot sooner than many may have expected but nonetheless ready to lead NVIDIA’s current lineup into the future. The way this card was launched via an off-the cuff announcement is unique, its specifications may leave you slack-jawed (as will the price!) and, based upon the GPU market’s current direction, the new TITAN X could very well reign supreme for a very long time indeed.

As with previous TITAN cards, this version of the TITAN X is meant to combine professional-oriented features with gaming performance that is sure to appeal to the top 1% of gamers. The professional side of that equation lies with the folks who are focusing on Deep Learning wherein the potential of a staggering 44 teraflops of 8-bit integer throughput will be money in the bank. Before the new TITAN X, they would have had to spend upwards $6000 or more on a Tesla P100 to get remotely close to that performance.

Gamers will likely lambaste the Pascal-based TITAN X’s $1200 price but it’s tough to complain when there’s obviously a market for these types of ultra high end products. Many will likely make their way into the hands of facilities focused on the aforementioned deep learning but plenty of others will be found in systems from the likes of Maingear, Falcon Northwest and other builders. As a matter of fact, many may prefer to go this route over two GTX 1080’s in SLI since they won’t have to worry about missing profiles or day-one support issues; the raw performance of TITAN X will help them power through nearly every scenario.


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

Thermaltake Level 10M Advanced Gaming Mouse Review
It’s hard to believe it has been more than 4 years since we first got our hands on the Thermaltake Level 10M gaming mouse. That’s a lifetime for most enthusiast products and speaks volumes about just how good the platform has been. Today we will be looking at the latest version; the Level 10M Advanced Gaming Mouse.

With the Level 10M Advanced Thermaltake addresses the changes to the enthusiast market and offers some nice improvements over a design I called stunning. Can Thermaltake teach an old mouse new tricks? Let’s find out!


Read full article @ Hardware Asylum

Windows 10 Anniversary Update hit by installation issues and Cortana woes
As you can't have failed to notice, the big Anniversary Update for Windows 10 began rolling out yesterday, but some users have hit problems either installing the upgrade, or with Cortana post-upgrade.


Read full article @ Techradar

Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition Review
It’s August in New England while I am writing this and so you know that this means unpredictable heat and usually evening thunderstorms. It also means that our fans and air conditioning continue to be at the ready to cool the house down. For techies this also means offsetting the heat that our computer systems put off in addition to the summer weather. It could also mean trying to keep them cool enough that they don’t crash from overheating. This can be especially challenging if you are dealing with a compact computer that doesn’t get a much airflow as a larger tower style computer. So what do you do in these situations?


Read full article @ HiTech Legion




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